Fitch: Skilled Nursing REITs Can Withstand COVID-19 Crisis — To a Point

Most of the real estate investment trusts (REITs) with holdings in skilled nursing and senior housing facilities can weather the financial strains caused by COVID-19, a major credit rating agency affirmed this week — but only if current trends hold. Various REITs have responded to the pressures of the coronavirus pandemic by taking steps to […]

Ventas Backs $1.5B Refi of Colony Capital’s Health Properties; SLP’s Rural SNF Portfolio Expands to 37

Colony Capital, Inc. (NYSE: CLNY) on Thursday announced the successful refinance of a $1.73 billion consolidated loan on its health care portfolio, which includes skilled nursing facilities, senior housing properties, hospitals, and medical office buildings. The new interest-only loan totals $1.52 billion, with a five-year term and a blended interest rate of one-month LIBOR plus […]

Ventas Inks Five-Year Extension on Genesis Lease

Ventas Inc. (NYSE: VTR) on Friday announced an extension of its lease arrangement with Genesis HealthCare (NYSE: GEN) — a move that intrigued analysts given other landlords’ moves away from the operator. The real estate investment trust (REIT) granted Genesis five more years under its existing rent and escalator terms, with a few landlord-friendly twists: […]

Top 10 Skilled Nursing Stories of 2017

The skilled nursing industry faces an existential crisis over its future, and 2017 was a year filled with threats — financial and regulatory woes at top providers, plummeting occupancy, and continued reimbursement pressures. But it was also a year that saw promising research illustrating the utility of SNF care and successes in new payment models, […]

CareTrust REIT Picks Up 13 Former Kindred SNFs

CareTrust REIT, Inc. (Nasdaq: CTRE) continues to snap up skilled nursing facilities previously operated by Kindred Healthcare, Inc. (NYSE: KND), announcing on Tuesday the acquisition of 13 properties in Washington, Texas and Idaho. The deal includes all seven former Kindred SNFs in Idaho, which are now operated by the Eagle, Idaho-based provider Cascadia Healthcare, LLC, as […]

Kindred Completes First Round of Skilled Nursing Sell-Off

Kindred Healthcare, Inc. (NYSE: KND) on Thursday took the first step toward its planned exit from the skilled nursing space, announcing the sale of 54 SNFs in 10 states. The $519 million transaction involves the majority of the 89 total SNFs and seven assisted living facilities that Kindred will sell to BM Eagle Holdings — a joint […]

Kindred Talks Life After Skilled Nursing on Earnings Call

Kindred Healthcare, Inc. (NYSE: KND) tackled life after skilled nursing on its second-quarter earnings call, the first after it finalized a $700 million deal to sell off its SNF assets in late June. “This transaction is an important step in the ongoing strategic transformation of Kindred,” president and CEO Benjamin Breier said, identifying the company’s […]

Short Week Round-Up: Kindred Exits SNFs, ManorCare Misses Rent

It’s the end of a holiday-shortened week, but the days off didn’t stop a wave of SNF news. In case you’ve been enjoying some extra time away from the office, here’s what you missed. We continued to untangle the strands in Kindred’s deal to exit the SNF business, a blockbuster transaction that’s worth $700 million, $910 […]

[UPDATED] Kindred’s SNF Sale: Long-Term Benefits, Short-Term Drag

When Kindred Healthcare (NYSE: KND) finalized a blockbuster deal to sell its SNF portfolio for $700 million in cash at the start of the holiday weekend, the post-acute giant may have been making a long-term bet with significant upfront costs. Much of the $210 million that Kindred expects to net from the deal will come from […]

Kindred Strikes Deal to Sell SNF Business for $700 Million

About six months after announcing its intention to cease being an owner and operator of skilled nursing facilities, Kindred Healthcare (NYSE: KND) has struck a deal to sell its SNF business for $700 million in cash. The total value of the transaction to Kindred is expected to be $910 million, the Louisville-based company announced late […]

Why Sabra Bet on Skilled Nursing While Other REITs Bailed

Several publicly traded real estate investment trusts (REITs) have backed off skilled nursing in recent months and years, but one major player recently made an eye-popping investment in the asset class. The largest health care REITs — Ventas (NYSE: VTR), Welltower (NYSE: HCN), and HCP (NYSE: HCP) — all have either spun off the majority […]